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Television in Social Studies Education. NSCT News Supplement, Number 8.
National Center for School and Coll. Television, Bloomington, IN.
The National Center for School and College Television conducted a survey and a conference to assess television materials now being offered in social studies education. Questionnaires (125) were sent to educational television stations, closed-circuit television facilities, public school systems, and state departments of education. These questionnaires revealed that 55 per cent of all telecourses are designed for the elementary level. A majority of all courses are recorded. At the conference twelve specialists in social studies and school television evaluated existing television materials. They found weaknesses in content (there was little use of the major concept approach) and in presentation (the introductions and teacher's manuals were poor). The specialists made suggestions for future directions in social studies television instruction. The final section of the report lists all telecourses studied at the conference with their title, producer, production location, grade level, and the number, length, and frequency of broadcasts. (RP)
Descriptors: Conferences, Educational Television, Social Studies, Television Curriculum, Television Surveys
NSCT, National Center for School and College Television, Box A, Bloomington, Indiana 47401
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Authoring Institution: National Center for School and Coll. Television, Bloomington, IN.